Friday, November 9, 2012

On the Cover of Rolling Stone, Has anyone seen my Darmstadtium, Who said I'm not Religious, and the Half Life Cocktail

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On this day in 1967 you could walk into a newsstand and pick up the first issue of a new magazine, Rolling Stone. Started in San Francisco by Jann Wenner (who remains as the magazine's chief editor) and San Francisco Chronicle music critic Ralph Gleason, Rolling Stone would write "not just about the music, but about the things and attitudes that music embraces."

It has continued that tradition. With a host of talented writers, including gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, RS covered all the subjects that mattered to music and to us; politics, finance, entertainment, and wars all appeared in its pages.

To appear on the cover, is still one of the highest forms of praise in the music industry.


On this day in 1994 the chemical element Darmstadtium (Ds) is discovered. Ds is only created in a lab, is extremely radioactive and the most stable isotope (darmstadtium-281) has a half-life of 11 seconds.
Go Figure.

For the drink - The Half Life Cocktail, but you only have 11 seconds to drink it!


My brother, who will probably take over the writing of this blog should I pass away from liver failure, sent me this.  With the holiday season right around the corner, I felt spiritually obligated to pass it along.

Whisky Advent Calendar Lets You Booze In The Days

Leading Up To Christmas

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